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of oakland california, is looking for new ideas to stop a surge in gun violence. last night, during a city council meeting, it hired william bratton, the former los angeles police chief, as a consultant. last year, there were 117 gun deaths in oakland and 14 since the shooting in newtown, connecticut, six weeks ago. we asked john blackstone to look into this. >> it's just a war zone that's going on. >> reporter: hundreds of oakland residents attended last night's city council meeting. jessica hauly is an expectant mother.Ñi >> i tried to talk about this a lot before i came because i didn't want to cry. i'm sad and scared to be having a black boy in oakland! >> reporter: that fear of gun violence is shared by vice mayor larry reid. >> when i go out into community meetings, i have a bulletproof vest that i wear, but i don't have a gun. >> reporter: oakland has a long history of crime linked to drugs, gangs and poverty, but on a single day this month four people were shot dead within six hours. what's the cause of this crime surge in oakland? >> it's too many guns on the streets in the hands
for tonight. for all of us at cbs news, all around the world, good night. right now: the oakland city >>> good evening. i'm elizabeth cook. >> i'm allan martin. right now the oakland city council is meeting to decide whether to hire william bratton to help the police department deal with an out of control violence situation. joe vasquez is in oakland where some people think that there are better ways to spend the department's money. joe. >> reporter: allan, dozens of demonstrators are inside right now as the city council meeting is under way. there are perhaps as many police officers here to make sure the proceedings don't get out of control. meanwhile, it's the violence on the street that's out of control. several miles from here, in east oakland where this debate is resonating most profoundly. you want to know about violence in oakland? talk to gerline robertson. >> you have four sons? >> i have four sons. and out of the four sons, three of them been shot. and two of them been shot real severely. but through the grace of god they survi
. controversial strategy to bring peace to oakland. next weather talent appears at wx center with generic pinpoint filling monitor then we take special sponsored 7-day graphic >>> finally tonight, a u.s. navy officer named timothy dorsey is up for promotion to admiral. whether he gets it may be determined by something he did a quarter century ago as an airman; something so bizarre, even he can't fully explain it. but it changed forever the life of fellow airman mike ross. and david martin has their story. >> reporter: mike ross was a young air force pilot flying reconnaissance missions in an f- 4 phantom jet. that's his plane during an exercise 25 years ago over the mediterranean, grainy video taken by a navy f-14. after taking a close look, the f-14 pilot did the unimaginable: he shot ross down. >> it took the tail off the airplane. >> reporter: ross ejected going 630 miles per hour, causing leg, shoulder and spinal injuries which have degenerated over the years, requiring 32 surgeries. >> ruined my life. >> reporter: why do you say that? >> basically
. put simply, it was a brutal year on the streets of oakland, violent crime surging, city leaders looking for solutions and ultimately admitted they needed outside help. but before any answers emerged, in 2013, oakland will mourn another victim. cbs 5 reporter ann notarangelo has that top story. good evening, app. >> reporter: hey, good evening, brian. you know, if no one is killed tonight, oakland will have seen 131 homicides this year. that's a 26% increase over 2011. and the latest victim, 15 years old, jubrille jordan. a somber annual memorial to remember oakland's homicide victims this year. the newest cross for 15-year- old jubrille jordan gunned down yesterday afternoon in an apartment complex near 66th avenue. a 14-year-old boy in the group was also shot in the foot. >> i looked out the window seen the little girl fall right here and the boy fall over here. >> i heard around 8 to 10 shots. s of so nervous i couldn't even call 911. >> reporter: police are looking for a teenage gunman. it's the same complex where another 15-year-old was gunned down in july. just a mile away
and the leadership of that city has to show the way. >> oakland gets some advice from a former mayor as the city grapples again with how to respond to a spike in deadly violence. we have been here before and tonight cbs 5 reporter phil matier points out the various factions are falling into a familiar pattern that normally frankly ends in failure. phil. >> reporter: that's right. and it is going to be an interesting twist because oakland is really at a crossroads. here's the story. how many times have we seen a surge of violence in the streets of oakland followed by officials saying the violence has got to stop and then the city council meeting where the latest plan being offered is met with stiff opposition. >> let's stop it. >> reporter: this time the fight is over bringing in former new york police chief bill bratton as an advisor on reducing crime but it was his controversial use of "stop & frisk" that some say targets minorities that took center stage. bob jackson who asked the mayor for a state of emergency was one of those who sat through the barrage.
college in oakland, california last spring has been mentally unfit to stand trial. an attorney for the accused gunman, juan goh says he has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. president obama today picked new men to fight the war on terror and to get u.s. forces out of afghanistan. he nominated former senator chuck hagel of nebraska, a republican, to be secretary of defense and homeland security advisor john brennan to be director of the centralen intelligence agency. the president had earlier nominated john kerry to be secretary of state. hagel faces at least some opposition by both democrats and fellow republicans. major garrett is at the white house for us major? >> reporter: scott, the president know there is a fight ahead but he's willing to wage in the part because he believes now is the time for a secretary of defense who knows what combat is like up close and what the wounded experience when the war t is over.ex not only did senator hagel volunteer for combat duty in vietnam, he was awarded two purple hearts. >> he'd be the first person ofe enlisted
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